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Displaying 20 Lots in Category - Medical & Health
C of A - Postal Stationery - Postal Cards (PTPO)
1938-50 KGVI Oval 1d brown ACSC #PS28(2) on white for Spectacle Makers Pty Ltd (NSW) uprated with ½d Roo tied by part-machine cancel, message dated "7/10/1947", Cat $3000. Superb! Illustrated in the ACSC. [The ACSC states this is the only recorded example]
1956-65 QEII Smaller Die 5d light blue ACSC #PS36 for Drug Houses of Australia (Vic), to a chemist in Mildura with Melbourne slogan cancel of 17AUG/1963, Cat $300. [No official reason was given for the colour being changed from indigo but it was almost certainly because postmarks didn't show up well against the darker embossing]
1966 New Currency 4c scarlet ACSC #PS38 with 'OHMS' heading & 'CONTROL YOUR DOG - FEED NO OFFAL' at base, 'HYDATIDS LIMITATION PROGRAMME' heading on reverse, unused. Rare & unpriced unused; Cat $500 used. A key Decimal issue.
NEW SOUTH WALES: 1911 PPC 'SCEGS Sanitorium, School House, Library' to a cadet at Waverley with 1d punctured 'OS' (fault) tied by BN '1584' of 'HORNSBY', message headed "Area Office 19B/Hornsby" over '["A Cooke-Russell"] Captain/Area Officer/Training Area 19B' cachet in violet (the only such pre-WWI cachet we have seen).
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NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1867 (Mar 28) cover to Wiltshire "via Panama" with Diadem 6d purple tied by Sydney duplex, London transit of 27MY67 & '1D' h/s both in red on the face & 'CRICKLADE' arrival b/s, the stamp a bit soiled. Carried ex Sydney per "Rakaia" 1.4.1867, arrived Panama 4.5.1867; ex Colon per "Tamar" 6.5.1867; ex St Thomas per "Douro" 14.5.1867, arrived Southampton 26.5.1867. The via Panama service operated 1866-69 only.
The enclosed letter headed "Sydney Infirmary/March 27 1867" & signed "John M Creed" states "...appointed surgeon to the South Australian Northern Territory Exploration Expedition...We are going to find a site for a new settlement on the North Coast of Australia...I am going amongst a lot of people who have never seen a white man yet and who are reputed to be cannibals..." [Dr John Mildred Creed, as part of Captain Francis Cadell's party, explored the west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria & as far west as Port Darwin. Elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 1885, he was an ardent social reformer and opponent of the White Australia Policy]
NEW ZEALAND: 1962 Health 2½d+1d Kakariki vertical pair with 2cm wide Paper-Join affecting both stamps CP #T34aX, unmounted, Cat NZ$1250.
NEW ZEALAND: 1962 Health 2½d+1d Kakariki Printed on the Gummed Side CP #T34aY (SG 812b), unmounted, Cat NZ$2000 (£1300). Rare.
NEW ZEALAND: 1965 Health 3d+1d Kaka pair with Brown Printing Misplaced Up & Left resulting in the bird appearing to be flapping furiously, unmounted. Surprisingly, unlisted by Campbell Paterson. [This colour shift is every bit as dramatic as the well-known 1/9d Pictorial with misplaced red (aeroplane)]
1996 Health (Road Safety) Teddy Bear M/S as SG MS2002 but from the original printing with the Teddy Bear & Baby Facing Forwards and 'SC 439' at upper-left, unmounted, STC €12,000. See Gibbons' footnote. Unlisted by Campbell Paterson. [The design caused an outcry because the baby should have been facing the rear of the car to comply with safety regulations. The stamps were immediately withdrawn & redesigned. However, some were released "in error". According to our sources, the original M/Ss had been inadvertently distributed by the printers, Enschedé in the Netherlands, to their staff after the recall was announced. Examples sold at the Prestige auctions of 9.2.2008 & 30.3.2012 for $2415 & $1840 respectively]
REINFORCEMENT CONVOYS - SECOND REINFORCEMENT: English patriotic PPC with message headed "No 1 Vet Section/HMNZT No 15" ('Knight of the Garter') & very fine strike of the erroneously inscribed boxed '.../DEC 20 1914/FIRST REINFORCEMENT/...' d/s in violet overstruck, posted at Hobart with cds of Auckland & Palmerston North, twice redirected. [The First Reinforcement Convoy had sailed with the Main Body on 25.10.1914. The writer states "Just five days out from Wellington & might reach Hobart tomorrow..."]
REINFORCEMENT CONVOYS Ceylon PPC with superb boxed '.../JAN 21 1915/----- REINFORCEMENT/...' d/s in violet (the offending 'FIRST' excised) overstruck with 'MEDBURY/4MR15' arrival cds (Wooders rated 5). The sender was Chaplain Captain Robert Richards. [The convoy arrived in Egypt on 29.1.1915]
Forces in Egypt
UNIT CACHETS etc: Cover with very fine strike of the rare 'HEADQUARTERS/OTAGO/27AUG1915/MOUNTED RIFLE/REGIMENT' datestamp in rosine (Firebrace #NZ30; ERD) & endorsed at L/L "(initials) OC No 2 Mobile Sect/NZVC", light HQ cds, minor blemishes & repaired corner at U/R clear of the h/s. Ex Gordon Darge. [The sender was Sgt John Blackie of the Veterinary Corps, who survived the war] The illustration is above Lot 1216.
The Gallipoli Fiasco
HOSPITALS AND CONVALESCENT HOMES: 1915-16 covers (3) & PPCs (4) with various cachets including triple-circle 'NZ GENERAL HOSPITAL/FREE/PONT-DE-KOUBBEH CAIRO' (Firebrace #NZ35; also with 'PASSED BY CENSOR/CAPT NZMC' h/s #NZ90), triple-oval 'NEW ZEALAND GENERAL HOSPITAL/...PONT DE KOUBBEH' (#NZ33) x2, similar 'EGYPTIAN ARMY HOSPITAL/PONT DE KOUBBEH', superb 'NEW ZEALAND CONVALESCENT HOME/ADRIEN VILLA/...' (#NZH31), 'NEW ZEALAND CONVALESCENT HOME/HELOUAN' (not recorded by Firebrace) & the British boxed 'LUXOR CONVALESCENT DEPOT' (#NHC32), condition good to very fine. A very scarce group.
HOSPITALS AND CONVALESCENT HOMES: 1915 (Oct 27) cover from Port Said to a Kiwi at "Abbassia Hospital" with Egyptian censor cachet & label tied to the reverse by 'ABBASSIA' cds with triple-oval 'NEW ZEALAND GENERAL HOSPITAL/...PONT DE KOUBBEH' cachet in violet (Firebrace #NZ33) alongside, two strikes of the scarce boxed 'INVALIDED ENGLAND' h/s (#OCC2) in violet & forwarded to "Depot/Hornchurch" then to "Epsom/Convalescent Home/England", light vertical fold.
HOSPITALS AND CONVALESCENT HOMES: 1916 cover with double-framed 'NZ EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/3APR1916/No FIELD AMBULANCE' d/s (not recorded by John Firebrace), 'NEW ZEALAND/RIFLE/BRIGADE/...' cds & British triangular Censor #3816 cachet in red, central fold. [Posted from Egypt after the evacuation of the Dardenelles in December 1915, and just before the troops were sent to the Western Front]
HOSPITALS AND CONVALESCENT HOMES: MALTA: 1915 (June-Sep) RAMC envelope with 'SLIEMA BO/MALTA' cds, & two PPCs with messages headed "1 Valletta Hospital" with 'VALLETTA' cds or "St Andrews Hospital", 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/[cross]/MEDTN' cachet in rosine or violet x2, another posted under cover with message that states "...a few weeks in the convalescent camp & I will be a new man...it is very nice to have a few days away from the shot and shell..."
HOSPITAL SHIPS - USS 'MAHENO': PPCs with 'NZ Expeditionary Forces/No HOSPITAL SHIP' d/s of 19JUL1915 from Adelaide, 5AUG1915 from Colombo & 17AUG1915 from Suez; also Ceylon PPC from the second voyage with rare 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/NZ HOSPITAL SHIP/MAHENO' in violet (unrecorded by John Firebrace) & 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s in rosine; finally a Stanley Newcomb & Co PPC of the Maheno used New Zealand to Great Britain. [The appalling casualties at Gallipoli inspired the NZ public to raise funds to equip the Maheno as a hospital ship. She departed Wellington on 11.7.1915, made straight to Gallipoli, and spent two months ferrying the wounded to Mudros & Malta]
HOSPITAL SHIPS SS 'MARAMA': PPCs with double-framed 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE/NZ Hospital Ship/MARAMA' h/s in rosine from Adelaide (undated), Aden (dated "At Sea 3.1.16") & Malta (dated "26th Feb 1916") with ship-board 'PASSED BY CENSOR...' h/s in black or rosine (the last), and from the second return voyage from England with the cachet in black & British Base Army PO cds of 16MY16, each also with shipboard 'PASSED BY CENSOR...' h/s in black x3 or rosine; finally contemporary photographs PPC-size & 295x194mm of the Marama. ["Marama", a larger vessel than "Maheno", first departed Wellington 5.12.1915 for Egypt via Adelaide (arrived 16.12.1915), Colombo & Aden (arrived 4.1.1916)]
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INVALIDED: 1915 (Feb 3) cover from Invercargill to a member of the Third Reinforcement with triple-oval 'NEW ZEALAND GENERAL HOSPITAL/PONT DE KOUBBEH' cachet (Firebrace #NZ33) on reverse, superb boxed 'INVALIDED NZ' cachet (Firebrace #NZ55) & boxed 'Returned/New Zealand' (#NZ54) both in violet, minor faults. [Wounded at Gallipoli, Pte Arthur William Vyner was sent home & discharged. He re-enlisted 1.1.1916 & was killed on the Somme]
INVALIDED: 1916 (Jan 25) cover from Hastings to an officer with the Taranaki Company Infantry directed to "Luxor/Hotel/Luxor" (used as a hospital) where small 'INVALIDED TO/NEW ZEALAND' h/s (Firebrace #NZ131) applied in violet, 'PRESENT ADDRESS unknown' (not recorded by Firebrace) & double-boxed 'NEW ZEALAND/ADVANCED BASE APO/MAY 21 1916/RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH' b/s (#NZ101; LRD), superb 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE/NZ' arrival b/s, minor soiling. [Lieut Eric Morgan was badly wounded at Gallipoli. He arrived back in New Zealand on 20.8.1916]